Charity chiefs praise kindly volunteers

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MORE than 100 volunteers who lend a kind ear to people in need have been thanked for their work.

Sheffield Samaritans said National Volunteers Week - which ends tomorrow - was a perfect time to thank its 120 volunteers.

And branch leaders hope people could help others by sparing their time and understanding after publishing the results of a new poll.

More than half of people said receiving a compliment, smile or understanding ear made their day in the research.

Andrea Day, director of Sheffield Samaritans, said: “The results of the poll show how a very small gesture can have a really positive impact on someone.

“National Volunteers’ Week is a fantastic opportunity to thank the 120 volunteers at our branch for their dedication and support.

“They are truly inspirational.”

To volunteer for Sheffield Samaritans visit or call 08705 627 282.